Institutional investors; investments in property 1980-2016

Table description


This table covers investments of institutional investors in property. It shows that institutional investors nowadays invest more indirectly in property by taking interests in investment funds that invest in property. Furthermore it enables analyses whether there is more or less invested in different types of direct property such as residential buildings.

Data available yearly figures from 1980 to 2016.

Status of the figures:
Figures up to 2015 are definitive, figures for 2016 are provisional.
Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of 7 September 2018:
None, this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.
The strategic alliance between Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) has led to a reallocation of tasks between the two institutions. Institutional investors is now part of the dominion of DNB. Publication of tables on institutional investors by the CBS is discontinued. DNB provides the OECD with figures for its statistic Institutional investors. See paragraph 3 for links to the websites of DNB and OECD.

Description topics

Total institutional investors
Institutional investors are units that invest capital that is acquired as a result of their activities. These activities are mainly the insurance of pensions and offering private investors opportunities to invest in selected risk profiles. The population of institutional investors contains pension funds, insurance corporations and investment funds.
Institutional investors are divided into pension funds, insurance corporations and investment fundsnon-MMF investment funds. The money market funds are excluded from the investment funds.
Direct property
The investments in direct property are up to 2008 before revision subdivided into:
- residential buildings;
- offices and shops;
- other domestic direct property: rural estates, parking lots, factory buildings, holiday parks;
- foreign direct property.
As from 2008 after revision offices and shops are part of other domestic direct property.
Foreign direct property
Indirect property
Indirect property consists of interests in Dutch (for instance Corio, Vastned, and Wereldhave) and foreign investment funds that invest in property.
Indirect foreign property
Interests in foreign investment funds that invest in property.
Pension funds
Pension funds are principally engaged in financial intermediation as the consequence of the pooling of social risks and needs of the insured persons (social insurance). Pension funds as social insurance schemes provide income in retirement, and often benefits for death and disability.
Direct property
The investments in direct property are up to 2008 before revision subdivided into:
- residential buildings;
- offices and shops;
- other domestic direct property: rural estates, parking lots, factory buildings, holiday parks;
- foreign direct property.
As from 2008 after revision offices and shops are part of other domestic direct property.
Foreign direct property
Indirect property
Indirect property consists of interests in Dutch (for instance Corio, Vastned, and Wereldhave) and foreign investment funds that invest in property.
Indirect foreign property
Interests in foreign investment funds that invest in property.
Insurance corporations
Insurance corporations are principally engaged in financial intermediation as a consequence of the pooling of risks mainly in the form of direct insurance or reinsurance.
Direct property
The investments in direct property are subdivided into:
- residential buildings;
- offices and shops;
- other domestic direct property: rural estates, parking lots, factory buildings, holiday parks;
- foreign direct property.
Foreign direct property
Indirect property
Indirect property consists of interests in Dutch (for instance Corio, Vastned, and Wereldhave) and foreign investment funds that invest in property.
Indirect foreign property
Interests in foreign investment funds that invest in property.
Non-MMF investment funds
Non-MMF investment funds consists of collective investment schemeswhich are principally engaged in issueing investment fund shares or units, and, on their own account, to make investments primarily in financial assets other than short-term financial assets and in non-financial assets (usually real estate). The money market funds are excluded from the investment funds.
Direct property
The investments in direct property are subdivided into:
- residential buildings;
- offices and shops;
- other domestic direct property: rural estates, parking lots, factory buildings, holiday parks;
- foreign direct property.
Foreign direct property
Indirect property
Indirect property consists of interests in Dutch (for instance Corio, Vastned, and Wereldhave) and foreign investment funds that invest in property.
Indirect foreign property
Interests in foreign investment funds that invest in property.